A Muslim sends a blessing …

This came in several weeks ago … a reminder (something I discuss in my new book) that our faiths look very different if we follow our founders rather than their later followers:

I read your article on CNN’s belief blog. I am a Ahmadi Muslim. I was really impressed by your honest analysis of the situation. I agree with you, when you said in your article that ” Yes, “they” – the tiny minority of Muslims who turn piety into violence – have big problems of their own”.
I, wholly condemn the violence in Libya & Egypt. There is no excuse that can be used to justify the violence and the killing of the U.S. Ambassador and other U.S. diplomats. I support all diplomatic efforts to bring the situation under control and resolve issues.The anti-Muslim film is clearly intended to provoke Muslims. Muslims must not take the bait but respond with civility. Islam does not prescribe any punishment for blasphemy. The Quran instructs Muslims to walk away from those insulting their faith.Islam protects freedom of speech, and the Prophet Muhammad’s example proves this, as he never punished those who blasphemed against him or Islam.
I feel very sad for those who lost their lives while serving their country.
I thank you for your article. May Allah be with you always.